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Get To Know: Douglas LaGrange

This Get To Know article appears in the Jan. 28 editions of Spotlight News.

Fighting through retirement

New firefighters association accepting statewide members

While firefighters are often faced with the difficulty of retirement after a lifetime of fighting for the community, West Albany Fire Company #2 decided that giving back did not have to end there.

Dairy Queen pending

Following the news of Sonic in Latham, Dairy Queen Grill and Chill wants to make its mark in the Capital District. But first, the landowners must get the site plan approved by the planning commission.

EDITORIAL: Education battle must end

This editorial appears in the Jan. 28 editions of Spotlight News.

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Pencil us in

South Colonie Central School District proposes new schedule to fix bus routes

To remedy ongoing issues with school bus schedules, South Colonie is looking to change starting and ending times for district schools.

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Super game plan

Local experts piece together a fool proof plan for Super Bowl Sunday

The day is soon upon us when the best gladiators of the gridiron converge into battle to signal the climactic end of another dramatic season.

Sports poll: What do you think about the Suburban Council adding four former Big 10 schools?

Albany, CBA, Schenectady and Troy are set to become Suburban Council members in the 2015-16 school year. We want to know what you think about the league's decision to add the four former Big 10 schools.

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Columbia be-Devils Colonie

Lott, Johnston lead Blue Devils past Garnet Raiders

Selena Lott and Nastasja Johnston each scored 23 points to lead Columbia past Colonie 64-55 in a Suburban Council South Division game Friday, Jan. 23.

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Shaker/Colonie Jets win county rink battle with CBA

McCarroll records two goals and assist for Shaker/Colonie

Shaker/Colonie defeated Christian Brothers Academy 4-1 Saturday, Jan. 24, in the second of two meetings between the schools that call the Albany County Hockey Training Facility their home rink.

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Former North Colonie school aide arrested for forcible touching

A North Colonie School District teacher aide was arrested late Monday night for inappropriate conduct and forcible touching of a student.

SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS: Latham ophthalmologist offers only the best for patients

Patrons of Dr. Mabel Cheng’s ophthalmology practice can be assured that only the cutting edge of technology is used.

SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS: Junk King -- Easy to be green

In the three years since establishing his waste removal business, it has become apparent that Todd Porter has a green thumb for business.

SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS: Fitness Together has the recipe for healthy living

Over the last 10 years Fitness Together Latham has been a featured expert on YNN, WNYT, MY4TV Albany, Look TV, CBS, Fox 23, ABC, Healthlink and has helped more than a thousand clients achieve their health and fitness goals through exclusive, small group and private training services that include nutrition, resistance training and cardio prescription to match unique goals and individual biochemistry.

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SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS: A bank offering a hometown feel

National Bank of Coxsackie opened Glenmont site last summer

The National Bank of Coxsackie is your community bank.

SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS: Lower Your Property Taxes

Get help from Wemett & Hall, LLC in Albany

They say that the only sure things in life are death and taxes. Managing partner Nicholas Hall of Wemett & Hall, LLC disagrees. While he says that there is nothing he can do about the former, there is often something that his firm can do to help homeowners with the latter.

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Get To Know: Dan Coffey

This Get To Know first appeared in the Jan. 21 editions of Spotlight News.

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Motel case reaching a potential end

Town of Colonie hopeful to reach a deal with motel owner soon

The yearlong Skylane and Blu-Bell motels’ case is coming to an end. Representatives for the owner, Alex Patel, met with town officials to discuss the fate of the motels.

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Shaker Pointe receives national recognition

Shaker Pointe at Carondelet, a project five years in the making, has been nationally recognized for its dedication to Shaker architecture and remaining environmentally friendly in all steps of the project.

SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS: Find your child’s future

Embracing technology at Mater Christi School

Have you noticed that backpacks seem to be getting lighter as students are increasingly using some form of technology as their primary tool? Mater Christi School realizes that even the youngest students are digital citizens.

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SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS: Handing kids the world

The Music Studio provides more than music

Do “tee-tee” and “ta-ah” and “great big whole note” ring a bell for you? Can you clap out “Happy Birthday” in quarter and eighth notes? Are you strangely calm when all eyes of a crowd focus on you?

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